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in u.s. history threaten to undermine support pour the war in afghanistan. >> more than 90,000 documents leaked to a whistle-blower site than official records have ever portrayed. >> this morning, the white house and pentagon are in damage control mode. nick schifrin is in kabul. we begin with john hendren in washington. >> reporter: good morning. most of the tens of thousands of documents are what's called raw intelligence submitted by junior officers. but u.s. intelligence, as well as everyone else are now sifting through them. this flood of documents was written through january 2004 to january 2009. underfunded and undersupported, despite a taliban insurgency at that growing strongerer and fiercer. the white house immediately condemned the leak saying those conditions were exactly why the president announced a new strategy and a troop surge this year. still, the white house is struggling to stem the damage. >> it will create a lot of tension. the national security adviser just put out a release saying this thanes national security. there's a lot ever detail in this. not
, afghanistan announces when it will be ready to police its provinces without u.s. help. so, when can all the troops come home? >>> well worries. a leak in the capped oil well could be a sign of more trouble. but bp has a plan. >>> and a lockup. lindsay lohan becomes the latest star to serve time in just a few hours. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. for the first time, afghan leaders are setting a date when they will be ready to take over national security. >> the big announcement came just hours ago, during a meeting of leaders from around the world, including the u.s. secretary of state. it was a meeting that was nearly interrupted by violence. >> nick schifrin is live in kabul this morning. >> reporter: a busy day. good morning, rob. good morning, vinita. afghan president, hamid karzai, has viewed the hope that his security forces will be able to take control of security in the country in five years. but he never used the date 2014. that is now the date that he hopes that his police, his army, can take control of all 34 provinces across the country. that is a very ambiti
. >>> tonight on "nightline" -- leaky secret. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified reports on the war in afghanistan. posted on the internet for all to see. we sit down with wikileak's founder to find out why he thinks it's a public service to public what was once top secret. >>> the bottom line -- with the market for diapers worth $7 billion, it's no surprise that diaper companies have swaddling bottoms down to a science. tonight, we visit the closely guarded lab -- yes, diaper lab -- where scientists, engineers and seamstresses work to create the perfect nappy. >>> and stepping up -- he's a star in limbo. the gray area between tween heartthrob and full-on sex symbol. tonight, we go on the town with zac efron as he attempts to go through hollywood's sometimes treacherous waters. >>> good evening, i'm terry mor moron. it's the biggest leak in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents published on the website wikileaks. it paints a picture of a war gone wrong in afghanistan. details corruption in the afghan government and pakistani support for
of the accused spies who lived in russia but worked for the u.s. government -- their roles are being debated right now, but they are here now on american soil and ending a significant chapter in espionage. on the tarmac in vienna, austria, cameras captured a true spy swap. the russian plane on the left and the u.s. on the right and both taking off. \ russian tv. the arrivals live. three men accused of spying for the u.s. and one headed for london. they include a researcher, two former russian military members and a kgb officers. prosecutors say this does not mean a message has not been sent. >> if you come to america to spy on americans, he will be arrested. >> as for their children born here, all are either in russia or on the way. some of the accused still proclaim their innocence, like the new york on trip nor threw her attorney. -- new york entrepreneur. >> she always was a businesswoman. >> what is amazing is that all of this has happened in less than two weeks, perhaps because the u.s. had been planning for it. white house officials say the u.s. had been considering a spy swap as early
suspected terrorists off u.s. airplanes. but in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of ten people on the list, the aclu says it has turned into an official government blacklist with the fbi secretly adding the names of entirely innocent americans, refusing to say why and with no clear way to ever get off the list. to keep american airplanes safe from terrorists, the fbi has put 22-year-old adama bah on the no-fly list. the fbi will not say why, and the new york nanny didn't find out until she showed up at laguardia airport this march to fly to chicago with the family for whom she works. >> they said, see a ticket agent. a federal agent showed up, i don't know where else, but nypd office shows up. >> reporter: your question to them is -- >> why am i on this list. can i fly? >> reporter: did they tell you why? >> no, nobody items you why. >> reporter: she's lived in new york since her parents brought her to new york at age 2. she received formal asylum status at age 16, has no criminal record and says she feels very much an american. why do you think you're on the list? >> i don't know. >> repo
plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on those reports. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against 22- year-old george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing 22- year-old yeardley love in may. the medical examiner said she was killed by a blunt force injury to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham have a nickel. they believe surveillance video of her toyota taken minutes before she was killed. they believe she was driving the car out of the fairfax plaza shopping center on june 27. it is not clear if she was alone in the video or if she was threatened at knifepoint. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> d.c. has seen an increase in the number of sexual assaults. the largest has been in the seventh district, east of anacostia and potomac rivers. police memos obtained showed that serious sexua
for sealing that well. >>> desperate search. two u.s. troops now missing in afghanistan. new details of how they were ambushed at a busy marketplace. >>> an open book. the place 500 million people are now revealing the instant secrets of their lives. >>> good evening. all eyes were on the gulf early today and whether a tropical storm would make the disastrous oil spill even worse, but we begin with the weather tonight a thousand miles to the north and east. torrential rain soaking portions of the midwest stranding residents, flooding highways and causing a dam to fail. in the east, deadly triple-digit heat and tropical humidity making this one of the worst days in the summer of record-breaking temperatures. we have two reports on the extreme weather. we start off with abc's eric horng who is outside of chicago in westchester, illinois. >> reporter: good evening, sharyn. the water here came up quickly while many were asleep. and today many streets here in westchester look just like this one. the water here has started to recede but for many, not soon enough. it was a nonstop 12-hour deluge,
now, i think the markets not only in the u.s., but globally are very attractive right now, and what i see particularly attractive are dividend-paying stocks. with interest rates so low, you can pick up dividend-paying stocks or portfolios of dividend paying stocks toward those stocks which are yielding three 3% to 4% that is longer than long-term treasury bonds. >> jeremy, ask you about the reform. the president signed the financial regulatory reform law this week. what do you think this regulation means for the financial stability and economic growth. do you think the financial services industry will look very different say two years out? >> probably not. a lot of the worst measures were toned down. the 50 to $75 million bank bailout fund which by the way, now looks like the government for fannie and freddie will be making money on its investments in the bank and it seems to be that that was not a necessary feature. a lot of those were eliminated at the end. it depends on the regulators that they put in. there's a lot of flexibility. there's a lot of scope in this bill for the regula
reports. >>> the desperate search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. but the taliban claims their role is in all this. >>> lisa baden has a check of it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with an hp netbook, samsung reality or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> coming up on 5:10 on this monday morning. last night was active as well as the afternoon, many trees foresthill down due to wind damage. -- trees down. we had some wind gusts yesterday at 58 miles an hour, mainly centered in montgomery county, in the gaithersburg area, and towards rockville. temperatures right now are around 70 degrees. humidity will be dropping to russia to the day. piketon pager of 90 with a lot of sunshine. much cooler. -- high temperatures of 90 today. >>> new york avenue is closed in both directions between first northeast and first northwest. police are investigating an incident that happened during the storm. new york avenue will not be an option for you between first northeast and first to a west. it's complicated to report as far as traffic along bladensburg road.
if this country is attacked by neighboring colombia. the u.s. is the biggest buyer of a venezuelan oil. if he carries out the threat, it would be a big blow to his own country's economy. >>> wall street is looking to keep its momentum going as corporate earnings season heats up. stocks surged last week, with the dow jones adding 226 points. profits are booming at some of the nation's biggest companies, sending garrett shares higher. eight out of 10 companies have beat expectations. burger king is looking to take a bite out of mcdonald's breakfast business. it's launching a kids breakfast meals starting today that would include an egg and cheese sandwich, apple slices, apple juice, and a toy. the fest would market is currently dominated by mcdonald's. >>> leonardo dicaprio's will be held on to the top spot for the second straight week, earning another $43 million. that beat angelina jolie's new spy thriller. coming up on "good morning america", all with you like doing the job you love without leaving home? the experts show you how after your morning news. i'm rob nelson. >>> 73 degrees at on t
people are still living in tents despite millions of dollars of u.s. aid. >>> lawmakers get back to work today after their july 4 break and they have a pact to do list. democrats have to find the 60 votes needed to push through regulation for wall street and they hope to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed for they will also vote on the confirmation of supreme court elena kagan. there is a vacant seat and that is of the late west virginia democratic senator robert byrd. >>> we turn to the weather on monday. we have a cooler start to the week. adam caskey has a look at our first forecast. >>> we don't have a heat wave this week. it will warm up later this week and we will get back into more sunshine thursday into friday. we are tracking the showers pushing off to the east. there is a wide batch of rain moving from west virginia and into north carolina. that will continue to march toward the metro area later this afternoon. the highs may hit 90 degrees across the metro area. we will talk more about the rain chances in our next forecast. >>> tuesday 84 of the oil spill in the gulf
. well, matt, as you know, the high octane british prime minister, david cameron, arrived for his first u.s. visit since taking office in early may. and we had a chance to interview him. cameron and obama, both in their 40s, both with young children. but cameron is a conservative, and on this day, we learned bp is selling $7 billion in assets to another oil company, the apache corporation, to generate cash for the costs of the oil spill. cameron had been worried that unrelenting u.s. pressure on the company could affect the stockholders on both sides of the ocean. are you as angry about what happened in the gulf as americans are? >> yes, i was very angry about it because anyone who cares about the environment, when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing damage to wildlife, to beaches, that makes you angry, that makes you angry. i want bp to sort it out. i do think it's in britain's interest and also america's interest, and the world's interest, that bp remains a strong and stable company, not only so it is able to make
and russian officials are reportedly discussing plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on the report. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of the university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted
. coming up next on abc 7 news, did the u.s. enter in a deal with russia? coming up. >> showers are in the >> tghe nation's second in command says the u.s. got the better end of the deal with the spy plane deal with russian. in the deal, 10 spies sent back to russia after beniing detained for conspiracy charges in return for 4 u.s. spies. >> let me ask you -- do we have any spies that hot? [laughter] it doesn't matter if they get sent back. >> they were sent back from an airport tarmac in vienna. yesterday was mr. biden's first appearance on leno since becoming vice-president. the haitian earthquake's aftermath -- rebuilding has been slow, and the country's medical system is shattered. on a lighter note, let's talk about the weather. we have some rain, which we needed, and relief along with it. >> temperatures only in the 80's for a high today. [laughter] >> that is good. >> let's see what it looks like. look at the gray, look at the rain. off-and-on showers, not as heavy in some locations. late afternoon and early evening hours are rather clear. here is a look at live super dop
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relations gaffes. a senior u.s. official tells the associated press, hayward's removal is a done deal, making him the first top bp official to lose his job since the spill. but he's not leaving empty handed. salary payments and a huge pension make for a golden pair shoot. matt gutman is in the gulf tonight. matt? >> reporter: bill, tony hayward was the public face of bp's second disaster. it's public relations failure. and while he took great pains to apologize for the oil spill, it's the other things he say that may have been his undoing. he may after all get his life back. it's widely expected the embattled ceo will be forced out by the company's board when it meets tomorrow. his replacement? bob dudley, the mississippian who smoothed tensions. at first, hayward emerged as earnest, but prone to gachs. >> i think the environmental impact of this disaster has been very, very modest. >> reporter: but there was one that seems to seal his fate. >> no one wants this thing over more than i do. audio i'd like my life back. >> you need to be charged with a crime! >> reporter: after testifyin
. >>> a developing story from afghanistan. monday was a deadly day for international forces. nato says five u.s. troops and the british soldiers were killed in separate bombings around that country. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan this month. >>> 78 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. rough weather is delaying efforts to contain the oil. choppy seas have kept skimming boats in port. the oil has reached every gulf coast states. bp says its first relief wells should be finished in early next month. one expert says the company will need another oilwell to completely stop the leak. >>> the justice department has decided to file a lawsuit against arizona over its immigration law. it could be filed as early as today. the government will argue the federal law takes precedence over state law. the law gives police the power to question anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. >>> 6:07 on this tuesday. still ahead, your mail could be on the verge of getting a lot more expensive. we will tell you why. >>> why fewer trains are running during the back to work r
in afghanistan. >> but the gritty details from six years of war is rattling the already shaky support for the u.s. campaign. john hendren joins us now from washington with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. good morning, rob. the head of the website, wikileaks, says what he likes to do is crush those who abuse their power. but the pentagon says when it comes to leaked documents in the war in afghanistan, what they're doing is endangering national security. the sheer scope of the leak is unprecedented. >> there's names. there's operations. there's logistics. there's sources. >> reporter: the biggest security breach in u.s. military history. 92,000 classified documents, published on the website wikileaks. the leaked records detail missions gone horfully wrong. helicopters shot down. and allies, the pakistanis, playing a deadly double-cross with the americans. all of it setting off alarm bells in washington. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those who are working hard to keep us safe. >> reporter: 180 of the dispatches suggest pakistan's military intelli
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as the eastern u.s. bakes in the summer sun. >>> good morning, we're glad you're with us on this monday. after 2 1/2 months and no end in sight, the price tag for the worst environmental disaster in history keeps growing for bp. >> company has now said it has spent $3 billion trying to plug the hole, paying claims to reimbursing the government. and this morning, more of the gulf is closed to fishing. >> 81,000 square miles now off-limits as bad weather keeps many of the oil skimmers in port. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: as the oil gushes, bp is hemorrhaging cash. $1 billion a month on the cleanup alone. abc news learned that the embattled company has demand its 22 minority partners in this botched well pitch in and pay $400 million for the month of may alone. june hasn't been tallied. and having lost half of its stock value since the spill, the company is scanning reportedly for investors all of that as this well shoots 1 million gallons of oil into the gulf today a day. and to clean it up, the world's largest skimmer continues to proul the gulf for oil. bp and the coast guard will decide i
: good morning, vinita. we're expected to receive information on the ten detained in the u.s. on spying allegations. the trade-off is reported to be four others imprisoned in russia. a nuclear weapon scientists who was detained in 2004. all accused of spying for the u.s. all ten suspects were moved to new york, reportedly in anticipation of a release. this mother and brother told abc news in moscow, said he had been given an offer he could not refuse. and was sent to england regardless. the deal was cut after a series of meetings at the russian ambassador's residence between the ambassador and the u.s. diplomat. >> did the spy case come up? likely, it did. am i going to get into details? no. >> reporter: what of those arrested who were not naturalized russians. the relatives of one of the detainees, peruvian born vicky pelaez. but the judge recommended she wait in custody. her lawyer says that pelaez wants to appear in court and has absolutely no interest in going to russia. >> as far as i know, she would absolutely have no desire to go to russia. >> reporter: also what is to be worked
and will be transferred by the u.s. marshals service. the three include a husband and wife couple who prosecutors say admitted to being russian citizens and living under false identities after their arrest. those false identities -- they are killed -- they are charged with failing to register and conspiracy to commit money laundering. they face 25 years if convicted. another man is charged with failure to register as a foreign agent. there are talks under way between prosecutors and the defense that could result in plea deals like reduced sentences or reduced charges benefiting both be accused and the government. prosecutors would be able to avoid lengthy trials as well as having to release of sensitive information such as intelligence gathering the prosecutors would also learn exactly what these individuals were up to. >> we heard earlier some reports about a potential swap between the u.s. and russia? >> reports are coming in about this. we are hearing from the brother of a man imprisoned in russia, a nuclear research scientist convicted in 2004 of passing classified information to a british compan
. >> these protesters chanted at the white house ahead of that meeting. they are calling for an end to all u.s. aid to israel. the two are meeting one day after israel eased its blockade of the gaza strip and israel is pushing for face-to-face peace talks with the palestinians. >>> the justice department is filing suit against arizona. this could happen as early as todaydoj sources say the government is challenging the arizona immigration law. they say enforcing immigration laws is a federal job. it gives arizona police officers the ability to check people's immigration status. >>> bp says it is about to connect a third recovery ship to capture twice as many barrels of oil per day. the oil leak is still going strong and it has hit the beaches of texas. >> along the texas coast, tourists mingle with tara balls. they originated from the deep water horizon theme that would hurt all the business on the beach that gets their money. >> officials say the tart balls were carried in by chips and not current. >> we think this may be an anomaly and an alternative theory, perhaps a ballast tank had some the to
the audience the u.s. was in the nine-year-old war to win. joining me from kabul, senator john mccain. he's leading a dellication to afghanistan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> general petraeus assumed command in afghanistan earlier today, and here is how he defined a critical moment in the fight. >> we're engaged in a contest of will. our enemies are doing all they can to undermine the confidence of the afghan people. in so doing, they're killing and maiming innocent civilians on a daily basis. no tactic is beneath the insurgents. >> a lot of americans are wondering after nine years of war, the taliban has the momentum in this fight. >> well, i'm not sure that the taliban have the momentum right now, jake. the taliban obviously are entrenched in places and parts of the outskirts of kandahar, areas where they're still in control. there has been some progress. it's been hard fought and with great sacrifice. but there's no doubt that we spent a lot of time and effort, american blood and treasure on iraq and now is the time for us to continue this mission and
and are holding the other one hostage. the u.s. has not confirmed that report or said why the servicemen put themselves in harm's way. >>> the dead toll has risen to 19 after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the so-called love parade face some tough questions about why hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into the site. witnesses described a desperate scene there as people literally piled up on each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. >>> it is revolutionary day in cuba, and former president fidel castro has made another public appearance. castro was seen outside havana for the first time since giving up power four years ago. the 84-year-old wore an olive-green shirt that looked like the military uniform he wore for decades. lately he has been seen in track suits. >>> flood damage from this weekend's disastrous dam break in eastern iowa is estimated to be well into the millions, and the threat from surging water is not over yet. the maquoketa river is expected to crest today at a record high of more than 32 feet. here
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
the better deal as we learn tonight about what the u.s. spies were looking for. >>> "world news" returns to haiti. do you remember all that wasted water? tonight here, we continue our trip back. >>> mel's meltdown, new hate being heard for the first time. >>> and the new twist tonight on that dance move turning 50. what we never knew about how it changed the way men and women would dance together forever. >>> good evening on this saturday night. the cap on that well in the gulf has been removed tonight and the oil is gushing freely again into the gulf of mexico. all part of an ambitious but risky operation by bp to replace the cap with a new one that they hope will capture all of the oil. it is a gamble and we're first told it could be completed this weekend. but bp now cautions that it could stretch for days. abc's steve osunsami is in louisiana tonight. steve? >> reporter: good evening, david. there's no question that today's work in the gulf is a risky move for bp. today, under clear skies and calm seas, bp engineers removed the cap that they struggled to put in place last month over
show you how they're keeping the power flowing. >>> spies on the move. the u.s. and russia swapping secret agents. >>> jindal on a tear. bobby jindal rips into federal experts. who is right now about what he wants? we double check. >>> and ringo at 70. and we know his secret birthday wish. >>> good evening. it is the fourth day now of 100 degree temperatures, and the heat is taking its toll. we've seen water mains bursting. here's one. and the roads are buckling from the heat. up and down the east coast, big cities bake for another day. and those people who have to direct the power grids are trying something heroic to avoid blackouts. we're going to show you their decisions, as sharyn alfonsi starts us off in a truly steamy new york. >> reporter: diane, surprisingly, there are no widespread outages tonight. but utility companies tell us the worst problems may be ahead. so, cities around the country are taking extreme measures. they struggled to make their way out of a steamy subway station. the escalators shut off to conserve power. extreme measures to cut down on extreme demand for
the largest spy swap in the world. the u.s. released russian spies in released those providing information to the west. the plane is expected to land at dulles within the hour. we will have the latest on this story coming up right here. >>> this city of rockville completed repairs to a broken water main. it burst on wednesday and that sent water shooting into the air. work crews are flushing the water line and testing the water. restrictions will be in a fact until noon tomorrow. customers are asked to stop their outside water use limit washing machines and use water only as necessary. >>> or creigh is in arlington hope to finish repairs on a water main break -- work crews in arlington. this happened at south courthouse road. some customers did lose water service. >>> there are some big developments in the oil spill in the gulf. nearly all of the oil could be contained as early as monday. >> for the first time in 81 days since the oil has gushed into the gulf, the government is offering a date when the leak may be contained. >> our first goal would be to shut the well in. >> it involves re
>>> tonight on "world news," spy for a spy. at this hour, the spies are on the move as the u.s. and russia pull off a cloak and dagger swap. >>> mamma grizzlies. sarah palin rolls out a challenge, saying conservative mothers are on the march. >>> big break. did one slice of pizza solve the case of a serial killer? >>> return to haiti. six months after the earthquake, is there medicine, food? what has changed? >>> and, big choice. the king of basketball decides his future, and we'll show you why his body is in a league all its own. >>> good evening. we are watching an international drama unfold at warp speed tonight. the spy story between the u.s. and russia, who are trading secret air gents tonight. it's a deal, as you know, straight out of a novel. those ten russians accused of gathering secrets for a decade here in the u.s. pled guilty this afternoon, and tonight, head back to moscow. and chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here, following the details. >> reporter: diane, tonight, prison cells in the u.s. and russia are being emptied out as more than a dozen accus
the caps, the oil, bianna, will flow freely. >> steve, thank you. >>> we now want to urn to the u.s./russian spy swap. the white house says it was actually in the works two weeks before the russian sleeper agents were arrested here. now, the former spies are starting their new lives. we have two reports from two continents this morning. we're going to begin with alex marquardt in moscow. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. those ten spies from the united states, landed at moscow's international airport late yesterday afternoon. they were whisked off by authorities. and though this two-week saga is now over, the big question is what happens to them and their children? the arrival of the spies marked a new and uncertain chapter of their lives. the u.s. has seized their assets. and they will rely on russia and family to get on with their lives. anna chapman wants to go to london. a family member has said her family has left the moscow apartment and is hiding in the countryside. >> the difficult part for some of these people will be getting used to life in russia. the
from u.s. district court in alexandria. what is the latest? >> he was casually dressed, and spoke only once. he told and the best that -- investigators that he has this about the group he is accused of supporting, he is still facing serious charges. >> the 20-year old a field -- appeared alone without a beard. the hearing lasted a few minutes. he was informed of this charges. a new hearing date was set for tomorrow. leaving court, a woman dressed in an islamic the tire refused to set peak -- attire, refused to speak >> i have no comment. >> he is a u.s. citizen. he is charged with providing material support to a semi-based terrorist group on two occasions that terrorist group has ties to al qaeda and claims responsibilities for a bombing that killed at least 75. >> i am shocked. i am surprised. >> he was arrested with his infant son tried to board a flight to uganda. according to a federal agent, he said he would be willing to fight on the front lines and is not afraid of death. he is also known for posting propaganda, having ties to a radical cleric, and issuing a warning to the creat
nothing. >> i believe [unintelligible] >> a u.s. embassy spokesman denied rumors the russian was at the u.s. embassy. hillary clinton had no comment. >> we are committed to building a new and positive relationship with russia wherever we can. the judge agreed with the government. a third suspect from arlington was denied bond and will stay behind bars until they go before the judge. if they were not behind bars they could easily leave the country. they would have to get to the russian consulate. >>> republican bob ehrlich has declared his candidacy to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a fund- raiser in connecticut -- the chairman made tho
.800.677.1116 or visit eldercare.gov today! the eldercare locator is a free public service of the u.s. administration on aging. >> we want to take you back to the cleanup across the region from the weekend powerful storm. hundred are left in the dark. the worst current tonnage in montgomery county. >> the lingering effects of the stone can certainly be seen all over montgomery county. roads or closed as crews tried to clean up. >> i have never seen the trees move that much. >> the strength of the storm is no evidence. trees and power lines blanket the roads. >> driving over here, i did see some limbs blocking the roadway. >> on sunday, a tree was said smashing through this building. the vicious storm caused the massive problems around the county. more than 180,000 customers are still waiting to hear when their power will be back on. >> it has been off since the storm hit really hard. >> i am thinking about buying a generator. >> commuters also had to do with the power or beverages. police had to direct certain intersections. >> all like to work out on connecticut, knolls road. >> many are hoping they
afternoon. >> more than 11,000 people contacted the u.s. geological survey to report what they experienced. this is considered a minor earthquake in the grand scheme of things. it is the biggest one on record for our area. thousands of residents were shaken out of their sleep. >> i woke up suddenly to a large crash. i felt the house shake. it felt like something had hit the house. >> the u.s. geological survey says there was a 3.6 magnitude earthquake center in germantown. the tremors were far reaching. >> the earthquake itself probably only took one second. it sends seismic waves out that then travel through the earth. any person sitting in a little bit of distance was probably shaken for several seconds. >> longtime residents say they have never experienced anything like this. >> i know we have had small tremors on the east coast, but this is the first one i remember being scary. >> seismologists say earthquakes are rare in our region, but they do happen. this map shows how low the earthquake risk is compared to other regions. >> we actually lives in a low area. this is the largest earth
swap at the end of's airport this morning, the u.s. gave up 10 russian foreign agents in exchange for four once imprisoned in russia, accused of spying for the west. all 10 russians pleaded guilty in a manhattan federal court yesterday, expediting the swap. the sentence, 11 days already served and the condition they never returned to the states. senior administration officials say it showed growth between russian and u.s. and prosecutors believe it sends a greater message. but its use by americans in america you will be exposed. >> for year the agents monitored the ring. this data never gathered sensitive information. they lived normal lives and even raising children. most of the children are also now in russia, except those of vicki -- they will remain in the u.s.. >> i would have been completely discombobulated if i found out my parents were spies. >> as for the four now free and headed to the west, they, too, had to admit they worked against russia, gathering information for the west. officials say national security as well as the prisoners' health played a role and those selec
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openly. >> we don't see police. there's no police around here. >> reporter: a u.s. district court judge agreed with the obama administration that the arizona law was unconstitutional on its face. arizona filed an appeal to the ninth circuit court of appeals. the legal controversy over sp 1070 will likely be decided in the supreme court. brad wheelis, abc news. >>> authorities say the federal judge in the case has been getting threats over her controversial ruling. and they are taking them all seriously. the u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton, has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her preliminary injunction this week. the threats are all being investigated. >>> on capitol hill, the house ethics committee is preparing to try new york congressman charles rangel for a series of ethics violations. the charges against the democrat have now been made public after a two-year investigation. jonathan karl has the story. >> reporter: the ethics committee report on rangel is detailed. and it is scathe. it accuses him of, quote, a pattern of disregard for the laws of th
of cheating have turned up. >>> coming up, two u.s. troops disappear in afghanistan. a dramatic rescue caught on tape. the woman escaped a brush with death after falling on to train tracks. and a music festival turns deadly. what triggered this stampede? >>> at least 17 people died, 80 were injured at a stampede at a music festival in germany. they were crushed inside of a tunnel at the festival. the panic started when the police tried to stop thousands of people from trying to enter the parade grounds that were packed with hundreds of others. emergency workers had trouble getting to the victims because of the crowds. initially, the concert continued with partygoers on aware of the deadly panic. >>> two u.s. troops are missing in afghanistan. it released a statement the service members left the compound yesterday and did not return. also, five u.s. soldiers died in bombings in the south today, where international forces are stepping up the fight against the insurgents. a photographer embedded in an outpost filled the fire fight with the taliban. >>> north korea says it will respond if the u.s
released. >> the u.s. justice department is taking steps to stop arizona's controversial immigration law. it made steps to block the law before it goes into effect. it could have a broad effect on state bets rights. >> according to the lawsuit filed by the department of justice, the controversial arizona immigration law violates the supremacy clause in the constitution. the federal government claims arizona and its governor have overstepped their bounds with this new law. >> congress cannot delegate that authority to the states. the state cannot take that authority on to themselves. >> the law is considered the toughest in the nation on immigration and gives the police the power to question and potentially arrest anyone they believe to be in the country illegally. >> we need state leaders that focus on state issues of stop focusing on federal issues. >> arizona state leaders see the law as a step toward fixing immigration which they say is out of control. they believe the federal government is doing enough to secure the border. >> i invite the president to come to the border ready can se
to the crimes allegedly committed in the u.s. -- officials in the bahamas say that. >>> a company that runs popular rides a suspended them last week after a boat accident in philadelphia where a barge hit a boat, killing some people. the boat to examine safety procedures and determined it was safe to operate their rides again. the washington, d.c.-area boats are run by a separate company and were not affected by the shutdown. >>> new photographs from cuban leader fidel castro, allegedly taken last week at a tune in to -- cuban's think tank meeting. he is 83 years old. the last known photographs of fidel castro were taken about five months ago. >>> 7 is on your side tonight about those flavored alcoholic drinks containing caffeine. senator chuck schumer once the product investigated. he says they are deceptive and designed to attract under age drinkers. the labels on the colorful cans looks similar to non alcoholic energy drinks. >>> and there is a synthetic marijuana that is being marketed as incense. several states have banned the product, which is sold under many different names, includin
committee, notes that the afghanistan war surpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailor
information about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't want to imagine. >> as if snakes on a plane wasn't
and investors in the face of this uncertainty, whether it's the global economy or here in the u.s. where we're not seeing much of a job creation. >> we need to have diversification. you need treasury bonds. people hated treasury bonds at the beginning of this year. they're up 6%, 7%, the market is down 8%. you need a little bit of commodities, maybe in the form of gold. we're not super bullish on gold, it's run up so fast. we are nervous bulls about gold. you need to have managed futures. you need real diversification, maria. you need industry diversification and emerging markets have done poorly this year. they're down each more than the u.s. stock market. the u.s. is down 8% and the emerging markets are down 8%, 9%, 10%, 11% with china down 27% now, but you need to basically do that and take this time to upgrade the quality of the portfolio. an asset that people love to dump on is cash. it doesn't give you any yield, but you protect yourself and so you want to have three things to be successful in investing right now, diversification, rebalancing and risk management. pay attention to risk
after the deadliest month yet for u.s. troops. can he turn the tide? >>> help on the gulf. that giant oil skimmer is finally at sea. it could be a game changer, cleaning millions of water a day, but we still don't know if it actually works. >>> secret revealed. scientists crack an age old mystery. just what did thomas jefferson smudge out on the first draft of the declaration of independence. we have the surprising answer. >>> and move over lebron, the most sought after free agent isn't the nba star. it's the pint sized competitive eater who refuses to sign a contract. will today's hotdog eating contest be the same without him? >>> good morning, america. happy 4th of july. david muir is back, back from vacationing. have you had any sleep. >> you couldn't keep me awake. sglb anchoring every show we have on abc news. >> hope bill is having a great 4th of july. we have fired up the barbecue. we hate to do this before you pile in the food, but which barbecue staple has the same calories as one hamburger and one hotdog and two sausages and the buns. >> also look at this, fireworks have sta
. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and what would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist ava dinges has the latest from accuweather. good morning, eva. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a sizzling fourth of july for many in the fourth east. in fact, centra
confirmation we got was from the usgs, the u.s. geological survey. they are in the process of giving us all the details. randy is on the phone from the usgs. can you hear me? >> good morning. >> thank you for calling us today. what can you tell us about this earthquake? >> this earthquake happened at 5:04. most people in that area are quite aware that. a preliminary magnitude of 3.6. it was located about 10 miles northwest of rockville. it occurred at a depth of about 3 miles. >> we are looking for a little perspective. are you able to tell us -- we know these happen from time to time in our region, but this one seems it was done with and what we are used to. >> that is true. searching through my records, the last quake that you had in this area was made of 2008, a magnitude 2.0. going back a few years farther than that, there was a 2.7 that occurred in 1993. it looks like every several years, you get some kind of earthquake occurring in this area. but this one certainly is one of the larger ones and probably the most felt that has occurred in your area. >> that is another interesting thin
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. andrea canning, abc news, new york. >>> and now, that u.s.-russian spy swap, the biggest since the cold war, is a done deal tonight in the end, ten spies were flown out of new york to vienna and swapped for four russians. the planes, one russiaen, one, parked side by side. so, how is this playing in the headlines in moscow? abc's alex marquardt lives and reports in russia for us. >> reporter: anna chapman and her family are staying in the countryside. tomorrow, like all ten, figuring out what's next. all of their as sets have been seized by the u.s. government. so, they will rely on russia and family to get a new start. one of the ten has been offered an apartment and $2,000 a month for life. it's unclear if that's what everyone will get. so, how did it all play here? this is today's newspaper. below the fold, the heldline reads "chanexchange of the prisoners." not that big of a story here. russians actually found it pretty funny how big a deal americans made out of it. diane? >> all right, alex, thanks to you. didn't play that big there. >>> and all eyes are under iran tonight, where a
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